Norway Visa

With 52.4 million tourists a year (2016), Norway is the fifth most visited country in international tourism arrivals. People mainly visit Norway for its rich culture, cuisine, history, fashion and art, its beautiful coastline and beaches, its mountains, and priceless ancient monuments. Norway also contains more World Heritage Sites than any other country in the world. Tourism is one of Norway's fastest growing and most profitable industrial sectors, with an estimated revenue of €189.1 billion. That is the reason why many people from all over the world are willing to earn a chance to visit Norway. However, visitors are required to follow some visa requirements laid down by the Norway government. One thing needs to be considered is that, because Norway is a member of the Schengen Area, its visa policies are accordant to those of Schengen.

With 52.4 million tourists a year (2016), Norway is the fifth most visited country in international tourism arrivals. People mainly visit Norway for its rich culture, cuisine, history, fashion and art, its beautiful coastline and beaches, its mountains, and priceless ancient monuments. Norway also contains more World Heritage Sites than any other country in the world. Tourism is one of Norway's fastest growing and most profitable industrial sectors, with an estimated revenue of €189.1 billion. That is the reason why many people from all over the world are willing to earn a chance to visit Norway. However, visitors are required to follow some visa requirements laid down by the Norway government. One thing needs to be considered is that, because Norway is a member of the Schengen Area, its visa policies are accordant to those of Schengen.

 

LIST OF COUNTRIES ARE EXEMPTED FROM THE NORWAY VISA

Citizens of countries are allowed a maximum stay of 90 days during a period of 180 days:

EU/EEA countries: Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Cyprus, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, the UK, Sweden, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, Norway, Hungary and Austria.

Europe: Albania, Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Moldova, Montenegro, San Marino, Serbia, Ukraine, Vatican City.

Asia: Brunei, Georgia, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Macao, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates.

Africa: Mauritius, Micronesia, Seychelles.

Oceania: Australia, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, New Zealand, Palau, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu.

America: Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Bermuda, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominica, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, United States of America, Uruguay, Venezuela.

 

RULES FOR PEOPLE WHO DO NOT NEED A VISA

  • You can divide the 90 days over several visits and travel freely in and out of Norway.
  • If you have been in the Schengen area in the last 90 days, you must check when it is possible for you to re-enter, and how many days you can stay in Schengen.
  • If you have had a residence permit in Norway which has expired, you must travel out of Norway and the Schengen area. You can then travel into Norway again and stay here for up to 90 days without a visa. 
  • You must have a passport which is valid for at least three months longer than the date you plan to leave Norway.
  • You must normally have NOK 500 available for each day of your stay in Norway. You may be asked to document this when you enter the Schengen area, for example by showing cash, credit cards or documentation of prepaid accommodation and transport. If you are staying with family or friends, you do not need to have this much money. Alternatively, the person you will be visiting can provide a financial guarantee.
  • You must be able to travel back to your home country or the country in which you hold a residence permit at the end of your stay.
  • Normally, you cannot work in Norway during your visit. If you wish to work, you must apply for a residence permit.

 

TYPES OF NORWAY VISA (SCHENGEN VISA TYPE C)

  1. Business;
  2. Visit to close Family;
  3. Visit to Distant Family and Friends;
  4. EEA citizens - Visit to close family in Norway who are EU/EEA citizens;
  5. Tourist;
  6. Other (Sport, Culture, Health etc).

 

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS FOR NORWAY VISA APPLICATION

  1. Original and copy all pages of passport valid for at least 3 months to visit Norway;
  2. Copies of previous visas (if any);
  3. Visa application form signed by the applicant;
  4. 03 passport photos in 3.5x4.5 cm size white background;
  5. Notarized true copy of Work permit and Temporary Residence Card applied for foreigner living in Vietnam;
  6. Supplementary form for family relationship;
  7. Notarized true copy all pages of Household Registration Book;
  8. Notarized true copy of National Identity Card;
  9. Notarized true copy of Single/ Marriage/ Divorce Certificate;
  10. Travel medical insurance covering the entire period of intended stay, valid for all Schengen States and covering any expenses which might arise in connection with repatriation for medical reasons, urgency medical attention, emergency hospital treatment or death during your stay (minimum coverage 30.000 EUR);
  11. Proof of social status:
    * For business owner/ self-employed: Notarized true copy of Business Registration Certificate + Tax Return and Tax Receipt within the last 06 months;
    * For employee: Pay slips within the last 03 months + Notarized true copy of Labor contract;
    * For retiree: Notarized true copy of Retirement Card/ Book;
    * For student: Certificate from school + Approval Letter from Parrents + Notarized true copy of parents’ passports/ ID cards + Marriage Certificate of parents;
  12. Proof of financial standing:
    * A copy of passbook having at least 200 million VND;
    * Notarized true copy of Balance Confirmation;
    * Bank statement within the last 03 months;
    * Confirmation of Credit Card limit (if any);
    * A copy of Credit Card Limit and Credit Card Statement (if any);
    * Notarized true copy of any asset ownership, such as house or land (if any);

 

For business purpose, providing the following documents

  1. Original invitation letter from the company in Norway;
  2. Proof of commercial relationship between 02 companies (Sale/ Purchase contract...);
  3. Entry tickets for fairs and congresses (if any);
  4. Work schedule;
  5. A letter of business decision from a company in Vietnam indicating the applicant’s position, length of employment and purpose of visit(s) to Norway;

 

For tourist purpose, proving the following documents

  1. Original Leave Application Form;
  2. Travel Itinerary;
  3. Hotel reservation for the whole trip in the Schengen area;
  4. Roundtrip air ticket booking (Do not buy the ticket until visa has been granted. If the application is approved, the visa will be issued according to the dates on the booking).
     


VISA VALIDITY

The visa is valid for 180 days and the duration of stay is not exceeding 90 days.

 

PROCESSING TIME

The visa processing time is 15 working days.

 

WHERE YOU CAN APPLY YOUR VISA

In Ho Chi Minh:

  • Norway Visa Application Centre,
  • Resco building 4th Floor, 94-96, Nguyen Du Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho chi Minh City


In Ha Noi:

  • Norway Visa Application Centre
  • Gelex Building, 3rd Floor, 52 Le Dai Hanh, Le Dai Hanh Ward, Hai Ba Trung District, Ha Noi City

 

For further information, please contact us

Discovery Indochina Travel Co., Ltd
5th Floor | Avenis Building | 145 Dien Bien Phu Street, District 1 | Ho Chi Minh City | Vietnam
Tel: 028 39102358 | 028 39102359  | Mobile: 0938228856 | 0906640505
Email: Info@visa5s.com or Visa@ditravel.vn
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